Category Archives: Catholicism

Light and beauty – book reviews and contest!

Saved by Beauty and This Little Light – the November book review and book giveaway series continues!

I’ll begin this review of two books with the end in mind… If you are making a list so that someone may check it twice, I suggest that you ask for both books. Seriously – ask for both books! You will not regret this, even if it feels a bit over the top. Let me tell you why…

There will be pure joy upon giving and receiving such things, there will be no standing in long lines to return things that you don’t want, and no suffering the potential shame of re-gifting the wrong gift to the wrong person. Go ahead, attach this review to your wish list! And if you are looking for gifts for someone else, try using this as your shopping list. (Book giveway contest info at the end of the post, along with info about upcoming appearances by Brother Mickey!)

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Filed under Albany Times Union, Book Reviews, Brother Mickey McGrath, Catholicism, Dominican Retreat and Conference Center, Dorothy Day, Thea Bowman

Catholicism – The Series

Have you heard about the new series and book by Father Robert Barron and Word on Fire ministries? It is called Catholicism and I can’t say enough about this effort. Have you been able to attend any of the sessions here at St. Edward’s or at the Church of the Immaculate Conception?

In the fall, I was fortunate enough to be invited to write a review of the book, so I received an advance copy. I did post something about that on the blog, which you can find here, or you can skip directly to my review at Patheos, here.

In conjunction with Immaculate Conception, we are showing all 10 episodes of the series.  Even if you have not been able to make it, you can jump in at any time. On Monday’s at 7pm, we at St. Edward’s host the presentation. On Thursday nights at 7pm, there are other episodes and presenters at Immaculate Conception.

Please join us – all are welcome! And you won’t regret it, that I can promise you. This series is really amazing and worth your time. It’s your story, please come learn it and live it with us.

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Filed under Amazing God, Catholicism, Fr. Robert Barron